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Big Brother is out there ;)

Discussion in 'The Pub' at netrider.net.au started by vic, Jun 23, 2006.

  1. Perfectly safe.

    1.) Open an empty notepad file
    2.) Type "Bush hid the facts" (without the quotes)
    3.) Save it as whatever you want.
    4.) Close it, and re-open it

    Watch the magic
  2. What the??? :shock:
    Thats weird.
  3. Deb,

    Now try

    Flipp and the dave

    see how that goes ;)
  4. Spooky!!!
  5. How did it happen????
  6. George Bush told Micro$loth to kill anything that has bush and truth in it.

    During the automatic updates that your computer does it installs that Bush Doesnt Lie module :shock:

    not really, its just a bug that causes that, any combination of 4 3 3 4 letter words will do it :)
  7. They have a bug in notepad? Its a text editor for gods sake. THank %#$%%% I run real operating systems.
  8. Aint no magic here, Im on OSX on a G5.....Bill G- can lick my nads.....
  9. So how come it works ok in word?
  10. Bush hid the facts isn't 4 3 3 4 :/
  11. For those who are wondering, here's what Wikipedia has to say about it:
    The Windows NT version of Notepad has the ability to detect Unicode files that are missing the standard FF FE header. It does this by using a Windows API function called IsTextUnicode(). This function is imperfect, with the side effect that some small, all-lowercase ASCII text is incorrectly identified as UTF-16.

    On May 18, 2006 it was reported that, given a file containing only the 18 characters "this app can break", Notepad will interpret the file as two-byte Unicode and attempt to display it as such. If the correct Chinese font is installed, Chinese characters will be displayed. Some reports demonstrate the same bug using the text "bush hid the facts" as a political statement, erroneously referring to the bug as an Easter Egg.

    So there you go. For now there is no conspiracy, only the usual Microsoft incompetence. Proper censorship will not be implemented in Windows until Vista!
  12. try going to google..Type the word failure in the box... hit the im feeling lucky button
    See what it shows you as failure :shock: :LOL:
  13. Gotta love that, Proves that they think he is a wanker to :LOL: